The 2018 Porsche Macan is ranked at the second place out of fifteen Compact Luxury SUVs. It has a well-rounded posh interior with excellent athleticism, making it one of the highest-ranking models in the compact luxury SUV segment.
The new gen Porsche Macan has four separate engines that provide the best acceleration. The vehicle can handle a variety of terrains exceptionally well. Also, it comes as standard with all-wheel-drive. That is what makes it unique in this class.
2018 Porsche Macan – Design and Technology
The prototype version of the new 2018 Porsche Macan has shed a lot of its camo, and we’ve had a peek at the updated SUV courtesy of our spy shots. Apparently, the new model won’t bring any significant changes, though we expect headlights and taillights to have a new layout. Although the changes aren’t in-depth, the subtle facelifts will make a whole lot of difference.
The next-gen Macan brings the same hood as well as general body shell. Up front, the prototype wears different headlamps whereas the louvers stretch farther near the grille. The front grille remains unchanged, but the air dam becomes a little taller. Also, the lip is more prominent and flows father away from the nose.
On the side profile, we can see revised wheel designs along with a new standard color or two. At the rear, the taillights seem to wear some tape which implies that something fresh could be boiling doing here as well. We reckon that the Porsche will come with the same rear lights as the new Panamera.
When it comes to the interior, we can say the inbound Porsche Macan is pretty top notch. The interior displays sophisticated and strategic lines with precise transitions and a fair share of leather. Its seats get a contrast stitching pattern, and they’re also likely to carry over with some decent side support.
The dashboard remains untapped, but the designer should offer new trim inserts. The current Burmester, sixteen-speaker system will be updated, but the same 300-watt class-D amplifier will be featured. An optional Bose system that will pump out 500 watts is part of the bargain.
The 8-way power seats up front are standard. However, sports seats are likely to be optional. Of course, we will have Porsche’s conventional PCM system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. The other changes include a revised instrument cluster and steering wheel.
2018 Porsche Macan – Powertrain
The entry-level 2018 Porsche Macan gets a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 252 hp and 273 lb.ft of torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission along with all-wheel-drive will come as standard. This model claims a mileage of 20 mpg in the city drive and 25 mpg on the highway drive. It has what it takes to accelerate from 0 up to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, and speed tops out at 142 mph.
The Macan GTS variant uses a 3.0-liter V6 engine that yields 360 hp and 369 lb.ft of torque. It gets you to 60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds, with a top speed of 159 mph. This variant is available with a diesel powertrain in some select markets.
Finally, the Porsche Macan Turbo is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 twin-turbo engine with the capacity of 400 hp and 406 lb.ft of torque. Like the other variants, it will obtain all-wheel-drive as standard. The Sports Chrono package gets you to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, but the basic Macan Turbo hits the 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
2018 Porsche Macan – Release Date and Price
The facelifted 2018 Porsche Macan will not stray too much from the current Macan. However, it might add a few hundred backs across the range. The current entry-level Macan starts at $48,500, but you might need to shell out approximately $68,900 to get the GTS. Lastly, the range-topping Macan Turbo is priced at $77,200 before options, delivery, and taxes. Expect the 2018 Porsche Macan in our showrooms beginning next year.